As Maryland and the United States move into the next stage of the COVID-19 health crisis and continue to take precautions for the health and well-being of our communities, the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) and the Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) are here for you and will continue to provide services to our clients, Rape Crisis Centers, SARTs, and other professionals.
Survivors of sexual violence continue to experience increased dangers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to share accurate information and resources with our community to make sure that survivors, friends & family, and service providers have the tools they need to continue to respond in ways that are safe and supportive. This page includes resources for survivors, advocates, service providers, and communities. We update this page regularly as more information and resources become available. This page is adapted from our national partners Futures Without Violence, and we have added Maryland-specific information.
Remember that you are not alone and there is support available to you at all times, including during this health crisis.
What SA/DV programs can do, adapted from the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
Resources from other groups:
Self-Care for Direct Service Providers
Methods of Self-Care
Many of these tips, techniques and links were distributed by the Montgomery County HHS/Trauma Services staff and the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence to assist with anxieties during the COVID19 crisis we are living through. Thank you for these resources!
|Draw & color mandalas (options here & here)||Pray||Exercise|
|Create a new routine||Practice yoga||Meditate|
|Connect with friends & loved ones||Listen to music||Breathe deeply|
Last updated 11/27/2022. If you have resources to share, please contact MCASA at [email protected] with “COVID19” in the subject.